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Master of Science in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences

The M.S. in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences is designed for motivated safety professionals or graduates with a safety major or minor who are ready to engage in a personalized plan of study that shows they have the knowledge, skills and dispositions of seasoned professionals.

Students can work full-time while completing the program in one, two, or three years. The 36 credit M.S. is offered as a cohort model with blended learning environments (online and in-class instruction).

Benefits of a Keene State M.S. in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences
  • Convenient schedule. Saturday courses offer flexibility to working professionals, and required classes occur.
  • Advanced professional capability. Graduates improve their ability to anticipate, evaluate, and control hazards within the workplace to protect the health and safety of employees.
  • Accessible, substantial program content helps safety and occupational health professionals face the philosophical, technological, and managerial challenges emerging in the world today. Candidates for this degree enjoy the guidance and mentorship of faculty, engaging coursework, seminar discussions, field work, readings, professional conferences, and opportunities to take part in useful research.
  • Acquire the essential tools of confident, competent leaders. Graduates demonstrate competence in critical and creative thinking, quantitative and technological literacy, advanced management, and writing skills.
  • Mastery of innovative technical solutions balanced with moral and ethical considerations in public and private sectors.
  • An exceptional tuition value. Tuition and fees competitive with and lower than surrounding schools with only a minimal premium for non-residents. A highly regarded faculty holding classes in one of New Hampshire’s most accessible, friendly, and exciting small cities.
  • Individual Attention from admissions interview to graduation and beyond. We want to hear your unique story. Every applicant receives an interview, setting the tone for an educational relationship with faculty mentors who take explicit interest in their students’ goals and their self-expression. These mentorships continue as graduates enter the field.

Top Faculty. Total Support. Exciting, Hands-On Learning

Students learn to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics and science to identify contemporary issues and solve applied science problems
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Formulate or design a system process or program to meet identified outcomes
  • Communicate effectively and actively contribute toward the goals of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Understand the effect of solutions – in society and across the globe
  • Reflect on personal performance to address a broad range of professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Acquire and apply techniques, skills, and technical-scientific tools.
Course Breakdown
Term Coursework
Term 1 Fall Current Issues in Safety
Best Practices in Safety
Applied Occupational Health
Term 2 Spring Safety Management Systems
Risk and Safety
Self Directed Study
Term 3 Summer Leading Safety Changes
Legal and Ethical Issues
Graduate Practicum
Tuition and Fees
2014-15 RatesIn-stateOut-of-stateFees
Part-Time Matriculated, Credit$480$530$98
Continuing Education, Credit$480$530$29

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